After living in Pretoria for 6+ years, we are ready for a change. Love CT (who doesn't), but thinking more city bowl/urban-ish context for our family. We have some good friends who live in Woodstock (Andrew & Mariah Breitenberg -…"
"Perhaps, if we could set up a time and place to meet it would help as long as there is proper planning. Networking is ideal and is a welcomed. Let us put much prayer unto this. With God it is possible. If meeting at one place may be too involving,…"
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"I think its worth stating what we have come to accept as normative: that we are switching the expired notion "Believe-Behave-Belong" to "Belong-Behave-Believe". So if belonging is primary, then the chief mission of the church /…"
"Relational connections are really primary. Any network that is more formal does require communities who are established to participate, but I'm not sure how many 'emergent/missional' communities are established and networked in SA or…"
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"Hi there Frank,
I considering whether I should start and Ecomergent/sustainablity group here at Transform. I loved the three points(priorties) you mentioned yesterday. Just remind me again what they where and how you worded it.
"Hi Howard, sorry for the late response....
Our community of believers meet in the homes of our group. We have never met inside a traditional style of church building. The early church of believers was simply that. I'm not sure exactly when…"
"I have pastored traditional churches for many years until this year in March, 2009 that I disbanded the Temple Bible Church that I founded in 1999 and started the Lord's Church. I see the Church as the people themselves, they are the building,…"
I was in Cape town twice last year perhaps we can begin serious communication. Perhaps one day you can come and visit our churches here in Malawi. I am an overseer of our Churches in Malawi and Mozambique, Our Lilongwe congregation begun this year in March. We are still very small but do have other churches in other districts. waiting to hear from you.
I have pastored traditional churches for many years until this year in March, 2009 that I disbanded the Temple Bible Church that I founded in 1999 and started the Lord's Church. I see the Church as the people themselves, they are the building, the Temple of God. I see the Church meeting in our homes according to the Apostolic Church. I see a Church as family that love one another and loving Jesus. I see ourselves as a Church gathering in the name of Jesus (Matt. 18:20). We are just a small family of belivers that seek to gather unto the name of Jesus. Yes there is much to share. We will love to keep in touch with you and your group
After living in Pretoria for 6+ years, we are ready for a change. Love CT (who doesn't), but thinking more city bowl/urban-ish context for our family. We have some good friends who live in Woodstock (Andrew & Mariah Breitenberg - maybe you have me them.. Americans) and a couple sets of friends in Obs. Also love Marius and know Nic a bit, plus a few others around town.
We've been helping lead a missional training community up in Pta - somewhat for locals, somewhat for overseas people who come for a year at a time. Our heart, however is for SA. So, wanted to shift how we were doing things to give more freedom. Passionate about seeing people's lives changed and think the conventional church doesn't try or succeed much in this respect. Can't say we are going to change he world, but definitely want to be part of people's lives and see what happens (including with us).
We are currently out of country and set to return June 1. Not sure when we will be able to find housing, so may visit old friends in Pta for a bit upon our return. Then, we'll see. I'm married and have 3 children, so settling, getting back in school, etc. are priorities for us.
Where do you stay? Are you still connecting with Nic & Marius, etc.? If so, sure we will cross paths before too long.
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